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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 2, 2012 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feds raid Oakland pot university

This kind of thing is being pushed by the FOP and their political influence. The war on drugs is good for their coffers.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 2, 2012 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feds raid Oakland pot university

Obama's War on Pot - article in The Rolling Stone

By Tim Dickinson, February 16, 2012

Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments.
"I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.
In a shocking about-face, the Obama administration has launched a government-wide crackdown on medical marijuana.

the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multi-­agency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. The feds are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush's record for medical-marijuana busts. "There's no question that Obama's the worst president on medical marijuana," says Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. "He's gone from first to worst."

The federal crackdown imperils the medical care of the estimated 730,000 patients nationwide – many of them seriously ill or dying – who rely on state-sanctioned marijuana recommended by their doctors. In addition, drug experts warn, the White House's war on law-abiding providers of medical marijuana will only drum up business for real criminals. "The administration is going after legal dispensaries and state and local authorities in ways that are going to push this stuff back underground again," says Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a former Republican senator who has urged the DEA to legalize medical marijuana, pulls no punches in describing the state of affairs produced by Obama's efforts to circumvent state law: "Utter chaos."
Colorado Medical Marijuana Crackdown: U.S. Attorney John Walsh Says, 'It's Not A Bluff'

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 2, 2012 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Feds raid Oakland pot university

Just goes to show.....when BIG CAMPAIGN MONEY talks candidates listen. To hell with the will of the people.